Transcript for Judge Rules Against 'Affluenza' Teen Ethan Couch
The other moment playing out in the case making national headlines tonight the teenager who killed four people in a drunk driving accident. His defense team saying he was from a wealthy family too spoiled to understand what he had done the so called Al flew wins a team. Ethan couch turning nineteen just two days ago appearing in court as an adult for the first time in learning his fate today. As it's also revealed that American taxpayer spent tens of thousands of dollars on his rehab because his family said they didn't have the money. So what was his punishment here's ABC's back up and. The Texas judge stunning apex court today with that ruling against the so called an influenza team you can count each after the birth. His name game again the second. And days. 180 days for each of the four victims. In total Fort Worth judge ordering the nineteen year old to serve almost too we years in county lockup for probation violation. A 2013 couch was sentenced to probation for killing four people in a drunk driving crash he was sixteen then turned nineteen on Monday. This favoritism that he's doing QQ. All these gulf it is our twelve ought he's well he triple. Jokes is going to jail since January when he was extradited to Texas after fleeing to Mexico. With that mop of dyeing hair and a shaggy beard he was directed in to court by sheriff Dee Anderson. Certainly this. Had previously had been beaten by students and Cheryl by himself and no privileges. That's a record in pre war. Especially thirteen million dollar legal team argued Carroll which was too pampered to go to jail. As part of his original sentencing Ethan was ordered to a state run rehab. What he's millionaire parents said. They couldn't afford to pay sell the state stepped in taxpayers shelling out tens of thousands of dollars seventy times more. The couches David Matt Gutman witnessed tonight thanks Matt.
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